Saturday, 11 July 2015

Food Matches presented by Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company to Gisborne Wine Awards panel of judges.

Food and wine matches- here's what we recommend as delivered whilst hosting the Judges at the Gisborne Regional Wine Awards
A good hearty pork and chicken Terrine to go with the Viognier and Gewurztraminer -does  it work - both rich wines so need a depth of flavour to balance  the dish , both wines slightly savoury and dry/off dry, works on the richness of the wine.  

 Tuna Tartare - acidity from the grapefruit base, richness and savoury flavours from the Tuna , a dollop of sour cream- works so perfectly with Chardonnay

To finish a Venison Carpaccio served with the Garagiste St Laurent and Cabernet Merlot Malbec .  What's not to like with the savoury gamey flavours. The tannins in the wines are matched with the meat leaving  sweet,

succulent fruit flavours that linger in the mouth. Again would really like to thank Ingrid Walsh for the preparation of these dishes.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Gisborne Wine Award Judges visit Co Director of Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company, Brent Laidlaw's property.

Chairman of Judges, Simon Nunns being encouraged to take a vineyard visit

Chairman of Judges, Simon Nunns gets back to nature

 Censored, Chairman of Judges, Simon Nunns has now taken off all his clothes and is frolicking naked in the vineyard